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ISKF TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

The ISKF Technical Committee is comprised of 13 individuals (as specified in the ISKF By-Laws) ranking 6th Dan and above with official qualifications in Instructor, Examiner and Judge.  The purpose of the ISKF Technical Committee to is follow Master Funakoshi’s principles in keeping the Dojo Kun and Niju Kun at the forefront of all ISKF developments.  They are responsible for all technical matters such as the competition rulebook, kyu and dan exam standardization, and the development of the ISKF and techniques.  The Technical Committee reviews current ISKF official rules and regulations along with ISKF forms and procedures, and amends them or develops new policies when necessary. 

This group of individuals is as diverse as the ISKF.  As the ISKF is an international organization, the Technical Committee is embodied by members from the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Japan.  They represent all of the members of the ISKF and strive to maintain the integrity and tradition of the ISKF while at the same time assuring the ISKF continually grows and moves forward into the mainstream. 

 

 

Chairman

Name: Yutaka Yaguchi
Rank: 9th Dan
Mentor: Masatoshi Nakayama/Gichin Funakoshi
Qualification: Master Instructor
Karate Position: Chairman
Karate Experience: 62 Years
Education: Nihon University
Date of Birth: November 14, 1932
Place of Birth: Japan

Vice Chairman

Field
Name: James Field
Rank: 8th Dan - 06/09/08
Mentor: Yutaka Yaguchi
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Vice-Chairman
Karate Experience: 49 Years
Place of Birth: Jamaica

Committee

Miner
Name: Maynard Miner
Rank: 8th Dan - 06/09/08
Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 55 Years
Education: Kingsborough College
Date of Birth: January 12, 1935
Place of Birth: USA

 

Name: Robin Rielly
Rank: 8th Dan - 06/09/08
Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 53 Years
Education: Rider College/Seton Hall University
Date of Birth: May 20, 1942
Place of Birth: USA

 

Amin
Name: Najib Baha Amin
Rank: 8th Dan - 06/15/09
Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 49 Years
Education: Morgan State University
Date of Birth: March 29, 1932
Place of Birth: USA

 

Name: Cathy Cline
Rank: 8th Dan - 06/11/12
Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki / Yutaka Yaguchi
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 39 Years
Education: Long Island University
Date of Birth: September 20, 1950
Place of Birth: USA

 

Turnbull
Name: Gary Turnbull
Rank: 8th Dan - 06/10/13
Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 44 Years
Education: University of West Indies
Date of Birth: May 13, 1947
Place of Birth: Jamaica

 

H Okazaki
Name: Hiroyoshi Okazaki
Rank: 8th Dan - 06/09/14
Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 33 Years
Education: Temple University
Date of Birth: March 04, 1961
Place of Birth: Japan

 

Swain
Name: Gary Swain
Rank: 7th Dan - 06/09/08
Mentor: Yutaka Yaguchi
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 39 Years
Education: University of Iowa
Date of Birth: February 4, 1944
Place of Birth: USA

 

Jones
Name: David Jones
Rank: 7th Dan - 06/09/08
Mentor: Yutaka Yaguchi
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 39 Years
Education: University of Calgary
Date of Birth: May 26, 1958
Place of Birth: England

 

Loreth
Name: Larry Loreth
Rank: 7th Dan - 06/09/08
Mentor: Yutaka Yaguchi
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 45 Years
Education: University of Manitoba
Date of Birth: February 12, 1948
Place of Birth: Canada

 

Name: Leon Sill
Rank: 7th Dan - 10/19/07
Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki/Yutaka Yaguchi
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 50 Years
Education: Louisiana State University
Date of Birth: August 3, 1942
Place of Birth: USA

 

Peter Warren
Name: Peter Warren
Rank: 7th Dan - 06/09/08
Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki/Yutaka Yaguchi
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 38 years
Date of Birth: September 13, 1952

 

Name: Steve Pohle
Rank: 7th Dan - 06/10/09
Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 42 years
Education: Ohio State University
Date of Birth: August 30, 1952
Place of Birth: USA

 

Name: Tony Tam
Rank: 7th Dan - 06/15/09
Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki/Yutaka Yaguchi
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 41 years
Education: Dalhousie University, LL.B./B.
Date of Birth: February 18, 1960
Place of Birth: Hong Kong



Name: Oded Friedman
Rank: 7th Dan - 06/15/09
Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki/Yutaka Yaguchi
Qualification: Graduate Instructor
Karate Position: Member
Karate Experience: 43 years
Education: Industrial Engineering - Technion Institute
Date of Birth: November 19, 1959
Place of Birth: Israel
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